Accurate USPS
IMB font

Just $15!

SmartBars 12 Postal Barcode Font

Our SmartBars 12 Intelligent Mail barcode font lets you print accurate postal address barcodes (IMBs) on your labels or envelopes using any Windows or Mac software, just by selecting SmartBars 12 from your fonts menu.

Our SmartBars 12 font turns this ...

AFDADAADTDDADTFFDADDDDDDAFTFTAAAFAAAFATFTDFTAAFDATFDDTTDDTDFADTAA

into this ...

Intelligent Mail Barcode

red dotSmartBars 12 is easy to use!
Our SmartBars 12 postal barcode font automatically converts the sequence of letters that represent an Intelligent Mail barcode into the required 65 bars.

red dotInstalls in seconds:
SmartBars 12 is installed automatically into the correct folder on your computer for immediate use.

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To use any Intelligent Mail barcode font, you first need to have the sequence of 65 letters that the barcode represents.

For software to create the letter sequence for Intelligent Mail barcodes, use our Smart Barcoder or Postage $aver Pro software. The SmartBars 12 font is FREE with every purchase of Smart Barcoder or Postage $aver Pro software.


Why would I need an IMB barcode font?

The USPS requires that barcoded mail (other than parcels) use their special "Intelligent Mail barcode" (IMB).

Each barcode represents a unique set of 65 letters, each one either an A, D, F, or T, that identifies the mail as it moves through the postal system.

Software that creates the barcodes, like our Smart Barcoder software, creates the sets of 65 letters. But, before you can add those 65 characters to your addresses, you have to convert them into bars, with each character replaced by a bar of a specific size and location.

That's what our SmartBars 12 postal barcode font does.

Just take the 65 characters and change the font to SmartBars 12, choose 12 pt. for the size, and, like magic, you have an accurate Intelligent Mail barcode!

It's perfect for creating return envelope layouts, or use it in your mail merge setup to add barcodes to a file of addresses.

But how do I get those 65 characters for each barcode?

If you don't already have a way to create the 65 letters, we have inexpensive software to do that, and it includes our SmartBars 12 font FREE!

Our Smart Barcoder software will read your address file, create the 65-letter set for each address, and save it back to your file.

Our Postage $aver Pro software does all that, plus it will sort your mailing list and create the paperwork to meet USPS requirements.

Here's How to Use your SmartBars 12 IMB Font in a Mail Merge:

Watch our step-by-step video showing how to use SmartBars 12 in a mail merge using Microsoft Word. If you still have questions after watching the video, don't hesitate to contact us.



If you'd rather read the script than watch the video, click here.

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Once you have received your download code (after purchasing the font), enter it along with your name, choose Windows or Mac, and download the font instantly. Then, follow the instructions that came with your download code to install and begin using your font.

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